are you setting up a project directory with specific sub-directory locations for video and source file locations..then saving project.
Trimmer markings only accompany the project not the source
Only certain file types allow markers
Markers and regions are best used with numeric leads - and not just an alpha only name
If by saying "altering the file destructively" you mean changing DATA, then No. When you add Media Markers via the Trimmer, it adds Metadata to the file; but only if the file type supports it. For example you can add Media Markers and save them to a .WMV file and they will be persisted. Try it with a Graphic file like a .JPG, and they will appear to be saved [Vegas doesn't complain] but they will not be persisted when the project is re-opened.
Well, a JPEG is a still image or a single frame and there isn't much space for a marker/region unless you save it as a subclip.
wrote on 9/3/2014, 9:33 AM
I guess what I really meant is that Vegas is changing the original file. So by adding metadata, the original file has been altered. The video data hasn't been changed, maybe, but the file itself is a new unique file.
OldSmoke, my point was that Vegas allows you to add media markers to media resources using the Trimmer within the project giving the impression that they are real, but not all media files are capable of actually persisting them.